Selena Quintanilla is being commemorated on the screen once again — this time, for your favorite streaming service! We will get to follow the life of the superstar, who put out the highest selling Latin album in the past 25 years, in the Netflix show ‘Selena: The Series’. Netflix announced that it ordered the scripted series in a press release on December 11, and described the show as a “coming of age story following Selena as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music.”
Selena’s own sister, Suzette Quintanilla, explained why the family chose to adapt Selena’s life for the small screen — Netflix revealed that the Quintanilla family is “fully involved” as executive producers. “Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory,” Suzette said in the press release. “With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives. We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come.”
The cast has yet to be announced, and fans are already demanding one actress. Of course, that’s Jennifer Lopez, 49, the first woman to play the Grammy-winning singer in her 1997 biopic, ‘Selena’, released two years after the Latin legend died of a tragic gunshot at the age of 23. “I’m not watching it if it’s Not @jlo playing Selena,” one fan tweeted after Netflix broke the big news. Another fan had similar sentiments, writing, “If they don’t get @JLo to play some role, we riot.” —Source: Hollywood Life